Sister Helen Prejean, internationally-renowned author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Sister Helen Prejean

Vintage, 2006

 

In her second book, first published in 2005, Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, takes on the primary issue with the death penalty: innocent people are convicted and executed.

Sister Helen Prejean

Knopf Doubleday, 1994

 

The bestselling 1993 book by Roman Catholic sister Prejean which is the account of her life-changing relationship with two men on death row in Louisiana.